How to sign up and join our community of 160+ active hobbyist students:
1. Take a discounted intro first lesson
One-off 45-minute intro lesson: $59
2. Pick a time slot & enroll
Learning takes more than one session. Making a weekly or bi-weekly routine of customized music instruction with a fun and inspiring teacher is the best way to stay on track with your development. 🏆
Pricing for month-to-month packages:
Student Membership Package - Included for All In-Person Students:
1 hour per day use of our solo practice rooms
Discounts on any gear from Chuck Levin's Music Store
Discounted band practice room rentals at 7DC
Quarterly Student Concert performance opportunities
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7DC Lessons Department Staff
The Original "7 Drum Lessons"
1. Establish awareness
2. Identify patterns
3. Start slow and count out loud
4. Isolate and loop the hard part
5. Repeat until effortless
6. Explore variations
7. Make it groove
This approach works. By addressing each of these concepts while learning anything, 7DC students improve dramatically, build a strong foundation, and have more fun doing it.
You can learn much more material in much less time if you understand and address the psychological process of learning, because you can tailor the order and pace of the material presented, and practice effectively.
1. Establish awareness -- You'll always develop quicker if you can (a) coach yourself, and (b) anchor new concepts to areas you're already familiar with.
2. Identify patterns -- Any beat or song can be deconstructed and/or simplified to the point where anyone could play it. This is the key that unlocks coordination.
3. Start slowly and count out loud -- Verbally speaking what you're trying to play accelerates learning. Play slowly so you get it right the first time!
4. Isolate and loop the hard part -- Repeating the beat, or even a portion of the beat, until you can play the coordination challenge correctly without thinking about it or looking at the music.
5. Repeat until effortless -- Repetition is how you build muscle memory, which allows you to play things easily. Without it, it's still new and you'll forget!
6. Explore variations -- Try altering the phrase slightly or changing the key, or something wild but related. This makes the actual exercise seem easy, taps into your creativity, and transforms you into a great musician.
7. Make it groove -- Different than playing the exercise correctly! Striving to "feel" the phrase, enjoy playing it, and find the same excitement you get from listening to awesome music